Last week I shared the Glenic Hat I made for my niece. The pattern included instructions for a pair of fingerless mitts. After completing 75% of the first one I opted to frog it and create my own matching mitts.
The original pattern was way too long and the thumb they included was a basic stockinette stitch and seemed out-of-place.
My version does not have a knitted thumb, just a thumb opening.
ALTERED GLENIC FINGERLESS MITTS
Using a set of #8 dpns, cast on 35 and join in the round.
Round 1: *p2, k3* repeat till the end of the round.
Round 2: *p2, k1, p1, k1* repeat till the end of the round.
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until the glove measures 6 inches.
At this point, work the piece as if it were flat and knit the following pattern for 2 inches
Row 1: *k2, p3* repeat till the end of the row.
Row 2: *p2, k1,p1, k1* repeat till the end of the row
Rejoin the glove and knit for another 1.5 inches. Cast off using a stretchy bind off.
Repeat to create a second glove.
I was able to knit both the hat and mitts with one skein of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (236 yards)
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